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APSAC Recognizes Achievement at its Annual Colloquium

The American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC) recognized outstanding service and commitment within the field of child maltreatment during its Annual Colloquium, June 11-14, 2014, New Orleans, Louisiana. Awards were presented at the Awards Ceremony and William Friedrich Memorial Lecture. Below is a list of awards presented and the recipients.

Outstanding Professional (The Award recognizes a member who has made outstanding contributions to the field of child maltreatment and the advancement of APSAC’s goals.)

  • Jeffrey N. Wherry, PhD, Institute for Child and Family Studies, Texas Tech University

Outstanding Research Career Achievement (The Award recognizes an APSAC member who has made repeated, significant and outstanding contributions to research on child maltreatment over her or his career.)

  • Thomas D. Lyon, PhD, JD, Judge Edward J. and Ruey L. Guirado Chair in Law and Psychology, University of Southern California Law School

Outstanding Front Line Professional (The Award recognizes a front-line professional, e.g. child protection worker, law enforcement personnel, mental health counselor or medical professional, who demonstrates extraordinary dedication and skill in his or her direct care efforts on behalf of children and families.)

  • Lori D. Frasier, MD, Penn State Hershey Medical Group, Division of Child Abuse Pediatrics

Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation (The award recognizes an individual whose dissertation has the greatest potential for making a significant contribution to the child maltreatment theoretical and applied knowledge base.)

  • Paul J. Lanier, PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Outstanding Article in the Journal of Child Maltreatment (The Award recognizing the authors of a research article judged to be a significant advancement to the field of child maltreatment.)

  • W. John Curtis, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky, and Dante Cicchetti, PhD, Institute of Child Development, University of Minnesota

Affective Facial Expression Processing in 15-Month-Old Infants Who Have Experienced Maltreatment: An Event-Related Potential Study

William Friedrich Memorial Award (The Award is presented by the APSAC Board of Directors to an individual who has demonstrated a career that exemplifies the achievements and character of the late William Friedrich.)

  • David J. Kolko, PhD, ABPP, Professor of Psychiatry, Psychology, Pediatrics, and Clinical and Translational Science, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine


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